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Chapter 1. Getting Started Designing Knits. Using the Master Patterns. Choosing the Right Yarn. Check Your Gauge. Chapter 2. Scarves and Shawls. Scarf Styles. Scarf: Master Pattern. Shawl Shapes. Rectangular Shawl: Master Pattern. Triangular Shawl: Master Patterns. Make a Shawl into a Poncho. Chapter 3. Hats. Hat Styles. Hat: Master Pattern. Finishes for the Top. Tutorial: Knitting in the Round on Double-Pointed Needles. Chapter 4. Bags. Bag Designs. Rectangular Bag: Master Pattern. Round Bag: Master Pattern. Create Handles. Line a Knitted Bag. Felting. Tutorial: Felted Bag. Chapter 5. Socks. Things to Consider Before Knitting Socks. Socks: Master Pattern. Tutorial: Toe-Up Sock Pattern. Chapter 6. Mittens, Gloves, and Hand Warmers. Mitten and Glove Styles. Mittens and Gloves: Master Pattern. Hand Warmers: Master Pattern. Chapter 7. Vests. Vest Styles. Vest: Master Pattern. More Vest Ideas. Tutorial: Vest Variation. Chapter 8. Sweaters. Sweater Styles. Assembling a Sweater. Sweater: Master Pattern. Tutorial: Sweater Variation. Chapter 9. Altering the Master Patterns. Adjusting a Design to Suit Your Taste. Working with Stitch Patterns. Adding Color. Changing the Body Shape. Altering Sleeves. Chapter 10. Designing Your Own Knits. Looking for Inspiration. Choosing the Right Style. Designing in Color. Perfecting the Fit. Doing the Math. Determining Yarn Yardage. Appendix A: Techniques and Embellishments. Appendix B: Reference Materials. Index.

About the Author

SHARON TURNER, author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting and Monkeysuits, designs some of the most vibrant and imaginative knitwear available today. She sells her patterns and kits through yarn stores and online at


"It's the next best thing to a knitting class." ("Crafts ' N Things," July 2006)

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